Albert Nobbs Reviews
The story is about a woman who struggles to find independence in 19th century Ireland and poses as a man so she can work as a butler at a top hotel. When she meets a painter it gives "Albert" the chance she needs to escape the lie she has been living.
Albert Nobbs has been described as an Oscar bait movie that's only purpose of existing is to win prizes, and while I do agree it is a bit Oscar bait and the movie itself is quite forgettable, but I'll be lying if I say there wasn't anything good in it. Compare this to other Oscar bait movies we've had in the past, this one isn't that bad or pretentious.
Glenn Close was unrecognizable in this movie. I really bought into her playing a man and it's not just by the make-up that sold the effect off, but the tone of her voice, the movement and the overall performance created the effect perfectly. I'm so shocked that Glenn Close has never won an Oscar yet, as she's been non-stop impressing me in every she's done (including this one). Glenn Close was absolutely outstanding in this movie.
The make-up, the costumes and the rest of the cast were all great. These's not a single bad performance in this movie. The staging and the scenery was spot on.
Sadly I wish the whole movie was great, but keep in mind that I don't think Albert Nobbs is a bad movie but the movie falls into the cliche gender or sexuality problems that every Oscar bait movie dose. Now I have seen many movies that dose focus on the gender and sexuality issues and the movies themselves were great, because those movies never tried the 'Give me awards' kind of movie, they were good movies and I could easily watch them again as a film, but movies like Albert Nobbs are the type of films that I'll only watch once and never again.
Overall Albert Nobbs has fantastic performances from everyone, great make-up and scenery. Unfortunately the film itself isn't what I call "great", just forgettable and it sucks saying that since I know a lot of effort went into this movie.
(2012) Albert Nobbs
Relatively common theme these days centering on social injustice on transgender people. Based on the novel ""The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs" by George Moore, starring Glenn Close as the title character "Albert Nobbs" who looked like a transvestite but is really a lady wearing a very tight girdle so that she can perform butler duties. Although the time period takes place sometime during 19th century Ireland, the situation is similar to what is happening as of right now where jobs are scarce, and that there's a great divide between the upper and lower class. Albert, like other butlers and maids rely on their tips and has apparently been saving up for something, as Albert hides her money from one of the floor boards. Nothing ground breaking as it has already been done before on such movies as "Shakespeare In Love" and "Victor Victoria". I also didn't care too much for the pessimistic conclusion.
2 out of 4 stars
Close first played the titular character in a 1982 stage production and spent fifteen years trying to turn it into a film. The film almost went into production in the early 2000s, with director István Szabó, but the financing fell apart. In addition to her starring role, Close is also a producer and co-writer with John Banville.
Production was scheduled to begin in July 2010 but was delayed until December, when Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Johnson replaced Amanda Seyfried and Orlando Bloom. Filming commenced on 13 December on location in Dublin and Wicklow. In July 2011, it was announced that Albert Nobbs would screen at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival in September and the first official photos from the film were released.
The film received mixed reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a rating of 56% based on 148 reviews. Metacritic gave the film a 57 out of 100, with mixed or average reviews based on reviews from 42 critics
The film opened in January 2012 at 245 locations. The film grossed a worldwide total of $5,634,828
The screenplay is based on a novella by Irish novelist George Moore.
The film received mixed reviews, but the performances by Glenn Close and Janet McTeer were praised; they were nominated for the Academy Award in the categories of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. They also received Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup.
The novella had been earlier adapted as a play titled The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs in which Close starred Off-Broadway in 1982 and for which she won an Obie Award for Best Actress.
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